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Weekend Newsbites - May 6-8, 2011

Royals News Bites - May 6-8, 2011

Hello all, apologies for the lack of news bites last week but to make up for it, here's a host of stories on the Royals that have popped up over the last few days.

McDermott Wins Manager of the Month - Reading Chronicle

Reading boss Brian McDermott was named the Championship's manager of the month for April. Congratulations to Brian!

Chairman thanks 'brilliant' fans - Reading OS

Our chairman Sir John Madejski has thanked the Royals fans for their support over the season and has praise for Brian and the players for making the play-offs.

Pearce dreams of Ireland call-up - GetReading

It seems our centre-back is eligible for the Republic of Ireland, and the former Scotland U21 defender would be happy to answer the call from Giovanni Trapattoni.

Long voted player of the season - Reading OS

Our Irish striker was named the fans player of the season for the first time, winning the award ahead of Jimmy Kebe and Jem Karacan.

McDermott knew Reading FC would get Cardiff City in play-offs - Get Reading

Our manager had a feeling we'd get Cardiff in the play-offs and they even booked their hotel there.

Madejski has unfinished business at Reading FC - Get Reading

Sir John wants us to make it up via the play-offs to soften the blow of the last couple of play-off runs and also believes PL football would be a boost to the entire town.

Savage: Reading are my second team now - Reading OS

The retiring Robbie Savage has thanked Reading fans for the send off they gave him on Saturday and has backed us for the play-offs.

Floyd on Football - Analyse That 

Reading blogger Floyd looks back on Reading's play-off history.